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Dr.JAMES LAWLER
411 Laurel St # 2225
Des Moines, IA
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Chanda Griessel Shelman, MD
310083 PO Box
Des Moines, IA
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Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1997

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George Brian Clavenna, DO
(515) 271-1732
3200 Grand Ave Ste 815
Des Moines, IA
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Medical School: Kirksville Coll Of Osteo Med, Kirksville Mo 63501
Graduation Year: 1982

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James Jos Mc Callum, MD
(317) 872-1121
411 Laurel St
Des Moines, IA
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Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1969

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Syed Ejaz Husain, MD
(515) 243-1580
1212 Pleasant St Ste 202
Des Moines, IA
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Medical School: Brown Univ Program In Med, Providence Ri 02912
Graduation Year: 1990

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Charles L Updegraff Jr, DO
1119 73rd St
Windsor Heights, IA
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Ophthalmology
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Medical School: Des Moines Univ, Coll Osteo Med & Surg, Des Moines Ia 50312
Graduation Year: 1951

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Mearl Lloyd Campbell, MD
(925) 447-3262
3000 Grand Ave Apt 1015
Des Moines, IA
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Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med, Loma Linda Ca 92350
Graduation Year: 1959

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Joseph Morris Farber, MD
(515) 247-8400
411 Laurel St
Des Moines, IA
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Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1963

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Chris Kerr Den Ouden, DO
(515) 266-5353
1300 Des Moines St Ste 103
Des Moines, IA
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Des Moines Univ, Coll Osteo Med & Surg, Des Moines Ia 50312
Graduation Year: 1976

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Naveen A Husain, MD
1212 Pleasant St Ste 202
Des Moines, IA
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Ophthalmology
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Female
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Medical School: King Edward Med Coll, Univ Of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1992

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Drooping Eyelids

Drooping upper eyelids, known as ptosis, can occur at birth, or more commonly in adulthood. Newborns with ptosis usually have underdevelopment of the muscle that lifts the upper eyelid, while adult ptosis has a variety of causes. The most common cause is age-induced stretching of the muscle that lifts the upper eyelid, but injury, muscle diseases, or nerve diseases of the muscle or upper eyelid are also potential causes of ptosis.

Besides being a cosmetic problem, drooping upper eyelids can block upward vision and, if the eyelids are low enough, even central vision. In the case of nerve problems that result in drooping upper eyelids, ptosis can be a sign of a more serious neurologic problem. In infants, drooping upper eyelids can cause amblyopia (poor visual development) by blocking central vision or causing astigmatism which distorts the vision.

Symptoms You May Experience:
If your upper eyelids droop, you may notice that your eyelids block your vision when you look upward or even straight ahead. You may have trouble reading, because your eyelids may droop even more when you are looking down at a book. You may notice forehead tension headaches if you lift your eyebrows with your forehead muscles to help raise your upper eyelids. If your ptosis has a neurologic cause, one upper eye lid may droop more than the other, the droopiness may fluctuate (often becoming worse later in the day), or you may experience double vision...

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